Also, magnesium helps constipation. Raspberry leaf tea has magnesium. Traditional Medicinals has a nice raspberry leaf tea.
Magnesium also aids blood sugar stabilization. Maybe you can add the tea to soups and sauces.
Parsley can also be added to soups and sauces to provide calcium.
here we go...
Won't eat soups. Won't eat sauces.
Won't drink anything but water and milk.
I asked a pharmacist who is a vague friend to help me find a vitamin and mineral supplement I could hide - one without sweeteners that change the taste of her fruit puree. No granulate from a capsule that feels crunchy in yoghurt. tried it out, she's noticed them all and refused to eat the spiked food! No juice, won't drink it. No syrup, won't take it. No gummies, won't eat them. No, no chewing tablets in little car shapes...after a while, people get really annoyed, as if I am having them on or annoying them on purpose! I can't help it either!
On the other hand, yesterday, we had fresh salmon, sauteed in lemon butter, brown rice and sauteed kohlrabi (DS1) resp. the organic veggie puree from a jar (DD) that DD will eat daily now that we have started insisting (with a teaspoonful of fish oil and a probiotic hidden in the puree). Both kids pronounced that they liked the brown rice (I thought it was somewhat burned, myself, but it was my first try, looking forward to getting it right). DS1 even said "it's a bit like popcorn!" Go figure. And tonight, DD had a full apple slice (1/16th of a small apple), without fuss! And the daycare teacher announced proudl that she had one taste of couscous with carrot pieces and something-else pieces and swallowed it down.
At this pace, we may have her eat a full compliment of veggies by the time she leaves for college.
If only I could get rid of the laxative soon. I have thought abeout magnesium too, it works so well for me (digestion, back pain, relaxation) and DS1 (calming). But the only way of getting magnesium into her that I can think of would be dark chocolate...